OAKLAND — The transfer station will close at noon Saturday and reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. It will also be closed Sunday, Jan. 1 and reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.

The Town Office will close at noon Friday, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Town Office will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Coast Guard stops boat near Maine

PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard stopped the trip of a fishing boat about 13 miles southeast of Portland because of safety concerns.

A Guard cutter noticed Sunday there were not enough fire extinguishers or safety flares aboard the 45-foot boat, Still Mis Behavin. The Guard said the life raft was not mounted in the right location and its emergency position indicating radio beacon had expired. The boat was escorted to Harpswell.

Gift cards stolen

from Lyman church

LYMAN — Gift cards collected by parishioners at St. Philip Roman Catholic church in Lyman for distribution to low-income families and the elderly have been stolen.

Parishioners say the cards were likely stolen sometime last week. Church members tell WCSH-TV that there was no sign of forced entry and it appears the alarm code was known to the thief.

Compiled from staff, wire reports